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“Hobbs Popcorn ... The BEST around!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salem Willows Amusement Park

Salem Willows Amusement Park
165 Fort Avenue, Salem, MA
978-745-0251
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Ranked #12 of 36 Attractions in Salem
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Salem, Massachusetts
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138 reviews 138 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Hobbs Popcorn ... The BEST around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our out-of-town guests always ask for it ... and we always love an excuse to get down there any enjoy it! :D

Visited April 2013
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Honky tonk but fun. Arcades for the kids (skeeball for me) and lots of fast food and ice cream spots. Nice waterfront with boat trips available.

Visited July 2012
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Old School Kind of Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The "Willows" is named after the European White Willow trees planted here in 1801 to form a shaded walk for patients convalescing at the old smallpox hospital. Later the area became a park. Now, its old school kind of fun. Arcade games, lots of them of the old fashion variety, and no one trying to sell you anything. The arcades are open-air which is really nice. There is an antique merry go round - so cool! The Willows, a beautiful shaded seaside park, is across the street and a there is a small beach to enjoy your freshly stretched salt water taffy (variety of wonderful flavors, take a box home too, yum-my!!).

You can enjoy a slice 'o pizza or some chinese food (all take out, no sit down restaurants here), but my money is on the salt water taffy or the freshly popped popcorn.

Downsides:
- Parking can be really tough. You may need to drive around a few times before you find a space, but it is worth it.
- No public restrooms (to the best of my knowledge)

Visited August 2012
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Rowley, Massachusetts
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“Not so many amusements.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Salem Willows Park itself is nice for a stroll along the ocean and a picnic lunch-or lunch from one of the food vendors located at one end of the park. As for calling it an Amusement Park--it has Mini golf and a carosel with a small arcade and that is it.

Visited June 2012
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Connecticut, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“dont bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

went out of my way to find only to be dissappointed! boardwalk? what boardwalk? and the park? it was all "Park"ing lot

Visited September 2012
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